After a long haitus from Dorico for various reasons, I’m getting back into it and upgraded to Dorico 3. The condensing feature was a huge draw, as I had previously been using multiple scores (one with the parts for engraving and playback and one “conductor score” where I manually condensed).
I’ve saved my file to the new version and removed all of my manually condensed staves. All I [should] have left are the parts. However, I’m seeing several weird behaviors:
Placeholder rests in players which are not playing: If there is a “1.” for the first clarinet, I don’t want (or expect) to see rests for the 2nd player. It is handled correctly in Bar 5, but the rests appear in the Bassoon in Bar 11 and in both instruments in Bar 20. It seems to be related to whether the other play has any notes on that page, but I don’t want to see the rests (unless this is the gold standard for notating multiple players?)
Instrument changes: I have two players: Oboe 1 and Oboe 2 + English Horn. The 2nd oboe starts with the English Horn in Bar 10. However, the staves are split until that point and then remain split even after the player changes to the Oboe. I would expect them to be condensed immediately once the second player moves to Oboe (it does seem to correct on the subsequent page and thereafter). In other flows, the Oboe 2 part becomes the English Horn part but doesn’t go back.
A lot of duplicated hairpins, dynamics, and articulation (look at bar 24, for instance).
A lot of clashes and collisions. I have, as I said, done a full factory reset and re-spaced all music. However, I’m seeing lots of collisions between articulations and adjacent staves (look at Bar 24, flute hairpin vs oboe slur).
(And in unrelated questions: why on Earth is my file so slow? It literally takes 30 seconds to change the top/bottom margin of a frame, even if it’s just text).